Red Planet Mars

  • 1952
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Science Fiction

This imaginative effort lacks an adept knowledge of the language of film. A McCarthy era anti-communist, pro-Christianity picture, it is overburdened with political and religious messages. The result is an incoherent, though fairly interesting, jumble of a picture. Scientist Graves locates an instrument that receives transmissions from Mars, setting off...read more

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This imaginative effort lacks an adept knowledge of the language of film. A McCarthy era anti-communist, pro-Christianity picture, it is overburdened with political and religious messages. The result is an incoherent, though fairly interesting, jumble of a picture. Scientist Graves locates

an instrument that receives transmissions from Mars, setting off widespread pandemonium on Earth. A revolution is staged by elderly Russian peasants, who overthrow the Soviet government and replace it with a religious monarchy. Then ex-Nazi Berghof admits to sending the messages himself,

determined to rid the world of capitalism. While Berghof and Graves argue, more messages are received through the transmitter; this time the Martian says that God himself is the ruler of Mars. Author Balderston's claim to fame was that he had worked on BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN. Director Horner had

worked as a designer and would return to design work, contributing to the award-winning film THE HUSTLER. And Graves went on to work as an ensemble member of TV's "Mission Impossible."

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